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Harvard Law Bulletin: Celestial Reasonings: From the streets to the courtroom, against astronomical odds



Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    14 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    12 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    14 years


Payment Types:

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Theodore. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Kim E Hunter

    I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. Superb knowledge of not only defenses, laws and procedures, but unsurpassed in the science of Forensic law. I have never know an attorney with such drive, compassion and knowledge as Ted Vosk. He gets my unequivocal endorsement. The field of criminal defense would be sorely lacking without his presence. I consider him to exemplify what we all aspire to be in our professions and in our lives.


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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015Washington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Top Attorneys in Washington 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015Seattle Metropolitan Magazine2015
Who's Who in American Law 2009-2010, 2011-2012Marquis Who's Who2012
Outstanding NCDD MemberNational College for DUI Defense2011
Pro Bono Public Service Commendation 2006, 2007, 2008Washington State Bar Association2008
President's AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Certificate of DistinctionWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2007
Out of this World Award for Excellence in Astronomy OutreachAstronomy Magazine2006
Super Lawyer, Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Cert. of Rec. for Excellence in Creativity and ResearchEMU College of Arts and Sciences1995
Honors in Theoretical PhysicsEMU Dept. of Physics1995
Outstanding Student of MathematicsEMU Dept. of Mathematics1995
Goldwater Scholar in Mathematics and Science 1993-1995Barry M. Goldwater Foundation1995
Robert Silver AwardEMU Dept. of Physics1993
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Faculty Advisory BoardBAC Tracker International, Inc.2011 - Present
Attorney/Consultant/AuthorTed Vosk, Attorney at Law2003 - Present
Guest LecturerUniv. of Wash., Evans School of Public Affairs2009 - 2009
Guest LecturerEdmunds Community College2007 - 2008
Vice PresidentCelestial North2003 - 2008
Program ManagerUniversity Of Washington Dept Of Chemistry, Dalton Research Group2001 - 2003
Public DefenderTucker & Stein2001 - 2001
Deputy ProsecutorCity of Redmond2000 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Forensic SciencesFellow2009 - Present
MENSAMember2001 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)MemberN/A
American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM)MemberN/A
American Mathematical Society (AMS)MemberN/A
United States District Court, Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to PracticeN/A
American Physical Society (APS)MemberN/A
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)WACDL Legislative Committee MemberN/A
National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)MemberN/A
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)MemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Butler v. Kato, 154 P.3d 259 (Wash. App. 2007)Prevailing Party: Defendant
City of Fircrest v. Jensen, 143 P.3d 776 (Wash. 2006)Application of Rules of Evidence to breath test results for first time.
Devine v. Dept. of Licensing, 110 P.3d 237 (Wash. App. 2005)Prevailling Party: Defendant
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
The Judge's Journal - The American Bar AssociationUncertain Justice: Measurement Uncertainty and the Discovery of Truth in the Courtroom2015
Michigan Bar JournalWhy Breath and Blood Tests in Intoxicated Driving Cases Currently Fail to Meet Basic Scientific and Legal Safeguards for Admissibility2015
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic ScienceMeasurement Uncertainty: Requirement for Admission of Forensic Science Evidence2015
Textbook (CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group)Forensic Metrology: Scientific Measurement and Inference for Lawyers, Judges, and Criminalists2014
LexisNexis publicationDefending DUI’s in Washington (3rd ed.)2014
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement MagazineLegal Metrology: Weather Forecasting2014
Journal of Forensic ScienceThe Measurand Problem in Breath Alcohol Testing2014
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, 2nd ed.Measurement Uncertainty, Chapter 3242013
Mississippi DUI: Law & PracticeAn Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty2013
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence (Aspatore Press)Metrological Epistemology2013
Defending Drinking DriversThe Science of Measurement Uncertainty (§ 210)2012
Drunk Driving DefenseForensic Metrology (§ 6.04K)2012
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 4th ed.Measurement Uncertainty: Forensic Metrology and Result Interpretation : Chapter 7 & 82011
Washington DUI Practice Manual (In Press)Computational Aspects of Measurement Uncertainty in Washington State Breath Alcohol Tests2011
The Voice for the DefenseTrial by Numbers: Uncertainty in the Quest for Truth and Justice2011
Washington Criminal DefenseForensic Evidence Checklist: Steps to Take to Protect Your Client From Bad Science2010
The Champion magazineTrial by Numbers: Uncertainty in the Quest for Truth and Justice2010
Defending DUIs in Washington 2010 & 2014 updatesScientific Principles of Breath Alcohol Testing, Chapter 132010
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 3rd ed.DUI Evidence and the National Academy of Sciences’ Report on Forensic Science, Chapter 52010
Monograph: 120 pages, National Forensic Blood and Urine Testing SeminarForensic Metrology: A Primer for Lawyers and Judges2009
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 2nd ed.Field Sobriety Testing and Driver Impairment: Linked or Not?, Chapter 32009
Intoxication Test Evidence, 2nd ed.Uncertainty in Forensic Breath Alcohol Testing, Chapter 562009
Defending DUI’S in Washington, 2008, 2009 & 2010 updatesDirect Examination of the Defense Expert, Chapter 152008
Defending DUIs in Washington 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2014 updatesThe DataMaster, Chapter 13A2008
Washington Criminal Defense MagazineDown the Rabbit Hole: The Arbitrary World of the Washington State Toxicology Lab2008
The Champion magazineChaos Reigning: Breath Testing and the Washington State Toxicology Lab2008
Washington DUI Practice ManualStandardized Field Sobriety Testing, Chapter 212008
Washington Criminal Defense MagazineDue Process and Science by Legislative Decree2007
Washington Criminal Defense MagazinePrecluding Use of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in non-per se Prosecutions and When Not Performed According to NHTSA Standards2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Cornell UniversityPhysics - Ph.D. programN/A1996
Eastern Michigan UniversityPhysics & MathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science1995
University of Michigan Space Physics Research LabStudent Research AssociateN/A1993
8th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics.Introduction to Bayesian Networks in Forensic Science2011N/A
National Institute of Justice/RTI InternationalIntro. to Uncertainty in Forensic Chem. and Tox. I, II, III2010N/A
Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's CourseN/A2006N/A
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Certification CourseN/A2005N/A
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner CourseN/A2005N/A
Drug Evaluation and Classification (DECP) Overview CourseN/A2004N/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Winter Seminar 2015Forensic Metrology: Scientific Measurement, Inference & Epistemology in the Courtroom2015
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, 2-day WorkshopScience and the Law2015
The Making of MeasurementForensic Metrology Scientific Measurement and Inference in the Courtroom2015
Pure Science: Blood & Breath Testing.Metrological Aspects of Breath & Blood Alcohol Testing.2015
International Forensics Symposium on Forensic Science Error ManagementCommunicating Measurement Results in the Courtroom: A Matter of Error Uncertainty and Inference2015
International Forensics Symposium on Forensic Science Error ManagementError, Error Rates & Uncertainty What Are They, How Are They Determined & Do They Facilitate The Discovery Of Truth In The Courtroom2015
Annual OACDL Premier DUI Defense SeminarThe masters teach how to take on the breath test – How it’s done in Washington2015
Annual OACDL Premier DUI Defense SeminarMeasurement Uncertainty applied to Breath Alcohol testing2015
Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired DriverJury Selection and Scientific Evidence2015
Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired DriverCross-examination of Scientific Experts2015
Advanced DUI Defense Seminar: DUI “Science”Measurement Uncertainty2015
67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic SciencesCommunicating Error and Uncertainty in the Courtroom: The Language, Methods, and Psychology of Doubt and Belief2015
Public Defender Professional Development - Introduction to Forensic SciencesMathematics and Metrology in Forensic Science2014
Preuve scientifique en matière d’alcool au volant (Quebec, Canada)Forensic Metrology and Breath Alcohol Testing2014
Monthly MeetingScientific Epistemology and Breath Test Metrology2014
Metrology as Your Best Defense: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol TestingForensic Metrology: Understanding What Breath and Blood Test Results Really Tell You2014
Forensic Science and Law Training.Teaching Science to Attorneys, Judges and Jurors: Forensic Scientists as a Keystone of Truth in the Courtroom.2014
Forensic Metrology - The Science and Practicalities of Forensic Measurements in the Courtroom.Epistemological Structure of Scientific Conclusions: Finding Out What Scientific Results Really Mean.2014
Forensic Metrology - The Science and Practicalities of Forensic Measurements in the Courtroom.Measurement Uncertainty.2014
Forensic DNA for Trial AttorneysMeasurement and Certainty in Forensic Science2014
Defending DUIs in WashingtonSFSTs: Demystifying and Debunking the Science2014
9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics (Leiden, Netherlands)Measurement Uncertainty and Inference in the Courtroom.2014
66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.Scientific Method as Applied Epistemology.2014
66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.Decision Theory: A Quantitative Comparison of Scientific and Legal Inference.2014
66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.The Measurand Problem in Breath Alcohol Testing.2014
2014 DUI Conference at BreckenridgeMetrological Epistemology: Science and Matters of Belief in the Courtroom.2014
1st International Conference on “Forensic Science and Justice.” (Lahore, Pakistan)Forensic Science and Issues of Admissibility.2014
1st Annual International Educational Conference, Striving for Best Practices within the Forensic 3D CommunityForensic Metrology: Scientific Measurement and Inference in the Courtroom2014
Science in the Courtroom for the 21st Century: Current Issues in DNA LitigationMeasurement uncertainty and DNA litigation2013
Lunchtime CLEsUncertainty in Breath and Blood Alcohol Tests.2013
DUI Boot Camp, "Gamble On Detroit."Metrological Epistemology: Science and Matters of Belief.2013
Blurred Lines: Advanced DWI Defense.An Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Measurement.2013
Blurred Lines: Advanced DWI Defense.Litigating the Issue of Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Test Cases2013
American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65h Annual Scientific MeetingScience in the Courtroom: A Matter of Perspective?2013
7th Annual - Diving Into An OVI / DUI CaseIntroduction to Forensic Metrology2013
Occupy DUIMetrology for Lawyers2012
Forensics: From Crime Scene to CourtroomUncertainty, Error & Inference in the Courtroom2012
American Physical Society Annual MeetingThe Measurand Problem in Infrared Breath Alcohol Testing2012
American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th Annual Scientific MeetingUncertainty Analysis in Forensic Practice: How to Apply It Wherever Scientific Integrity Demands Its Use2012
National College for DUI Defense, WebinarIntroduction to Uncertainty2011
National College for DUI Defense Summer SessionMeasurement Uncertainty: Meaning and Application2011
Making Sense of ScienceState v. Fausto - Trial by Numbers: Bias & Uncertainty in the Quest for Justice2011
DUI Strategies for DefenseTiny Science: Principles and Foundations for Lawyers in the Courtroom2011
Defending DUIsDraeger Schmaeger…It’s Still Just A Machine (Introduction to Infrared and Fuel Cell Based Breath Testing)2011
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual MeetingLimitations and Uncertainty Management in Expert Interpretation and Testimony of Extrapolated BAC Results2011
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual MeetingMethods for Interpreting and Extrapolating BAC Results using Computerized Models. Workshop2011
Advanced Skills for the Experienced PractitionerScientific Measurements/Uncertain Justice: What the Numbers Actually Mean2011
13th Annual Meeting of the Northwest SectionPhysics in the Courtroom2011
Skeptically Determining the Limits of Expert Testimony and Evidence: An Investigation of Scope, Expertise and ProcessLimits of Methodology: Calibrations, Confidence Limits, and Measuring Accuracy2010
Public Defender CLE SeriesConfidence Intervals to Interpret and Challenge Breath Test Results2010
Mastering Scientific EvidenceMetrology for Lawyers: Why the Numbers Matter and How to Give Them Life.2010
Discovery: It’s ElementaryFun With Bodily Fluids: How to Make the Toxicology Lab Your Best Witness.2010
DataMaster and Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI CasesTrial by Numbers: Uncertainty in the Quest for Justice2010
Challenging Bad Science — Putting the NAS Report to WorkFryebert – The Standards for Admissibility of Scientific Evidence in Washington State2010
Challenging Bad Science – Putting the NAS Report to WorkError and Uncertainty in the Quest for Justice2010
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual MeetingMetrology: A Knowledge Base for Communication and Understanding.2010
7th Annual DEA Southwest Laboratory SymposiumForensic Science in the Courtroom: Uncertainty, Error and Validity.2010
23rd Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired DriverForensic Metrology - How to Challenge the Scientifically Unacceptable Naked Test Result.2010
2010 "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch All Day DUI SeminarForensic Metrology - The Foundation of Science in the Courtroom2010
Science in the Courtroom for the 21st Century: Issues in Forensic DNAPanelist: The Implications and Opportunities of the National Academy of Sciences Report on Forensic Science.2009
Science in the Courtroom for the 21st Century: Issues in Forensic DNAForensic Metrology – Why it’s Essential to Litigating Forensic Science Cases.2009
Public Defender CLE SeriesForensic Metrology: The Basics2009
National Forensic Blood and Urine Testing SeminarPanelist: Decisions From Around the USA to Help You Win Tough Cases.2009
National Forensic Blood and Urine Testing SeminarForensic Metrology: The Key to the Kingdom.2009
Defending DUIsBreath Testing – Beating the Odds.2009
Defending DUIsForensic Metrology: A 1-day course2009
Cars and Crime: Electrifying Your DefenseThe National Academy of Science’s Report and the Future of Forensic Science in Washington.2009
WACDL Annual Conference: Equal Justice for All Some?DUI/Crime Lab Update.2008
The 15th Annual Criminal Justice InstituteToxicology Lab Results — Where do we go from here?2008
Public Defender CLE seriesScientific Standards — How to Master Science Without Being a Scientist.2008
Defending DUIsAre Breath Test Results Accurate?2008
The Basics of DUI Defense: From the Lab to the CourtroomWashington State Toxicology Lab2007
Perjury In The State Toxicology Lab: What Defenders Need to KnowPerjury In The State Toxicology Lab: What Defenders Need to Know2007
DUIs in a Post-Jensen WorldTechniques, Strategies and Methods for Addressing Breath Tests.2007
DUI: From Traffic Stop to TrialNew Issues Potpourri2007
District Court PracticeChallenging the Crime Lab2007
Defending DUIs 2007Motions — Crippling the State’s Case2007
DUIs for Public DefendersThe Mathematical Analysis of Breath Testing2006
DUIs for Public DefendersStandardized Field Sobriety Testing2006
Undergraduate Research Symposium XXVModerator - Physics & Astronomy2005
Table Mountain Star PartyStrings, Gravity, and Locality: An Overview of Modern Cosmology2005
A Constitutional Challenge to the 2004 DUI LawSeparation of Powers challange to SHB 3055.2004
Undergraduate Research Symposium XVSite Asymmetry in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Graphite1995
National Undergraduate Research SymposiumSite Asymmetry in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Graphite1994
Undergraduate Research Symposium XIIICommunication via Laser Beam1993
Undergraduate Research Symposium XIIPhotoelectric Photometry of Small Amplitude Red Variables1992